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2017 College Senior Survey
CIRP Theme
Diversity
Graduating Seniors
Diversity relates to social attitudes and experiences with diversity during college.
See also CIRP Constructs: Positive Cross-Racial Interaction, Negative Cross-Racial Interaction, Pluralistic Orientation.
Graduating Seniors Men Women Construct
Montclair State University Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2 Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2 Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2
Since entering college have you:

Attended a racial/cultural awareness workshop
Yes
31.4% 36.4% 39.9% 30.6% 31.2% 33.1% 31.7% 38.1% 43.8%  
Had a roommate of different race/ethnicity
Yes
32.3% 42.4% 57.2% 40.0% 42.2% 59.8% 30.0% 42.4% 55.8%  
Participated in an ethnic/racial student organization
Yes
16.0% 13.0% 18.1% 25.0% 13.2% 15.9% 13.3% 13.0% 19.4%  
Please indicate your agreement with each of the following statements. This institution has contributed to my:

Knowledge of people from different races/cultures
Strongly agree / Agree
90.1% 89.0% 85.8% 91.4% 84.8% 84.4% 89.7% 90.4% 86.5%  
Mean 3.25 3.26 3.13 3.09 3.12 3.09 3.30 3.31 3.16  
Standard deviation 0.65 0.69 0.70 0.61 0.74 0.71 0.65 0.67 0.70  
Significance - * - - *  
Effect size - -0.01 0.17 - -0.04 0.00 - -0.01 0.20  
Please rate your satisfaction with your college in each area:

Respect for the expression of diverse beliefs
Very satisfied / Satisfied
73.7% 75.1% 67.8% 73.5% 71.9% 66.3% 73.7% 76.2% 68.7%  
Mean 3.99 4.00 3.78 3.94 3.93 3.76 4.00 4.02 3.79  
Standard deviation 0.95 0.96 1.00 1.10 1.09 1.00 0.90 0.91 1.00  
Significance - * - - *  
Effect size - -0.01 0.21 - 0.01 0.18 - -0.02 0.21  
Racial/ethnic diversity of the student body
Very satisfied / Satisfied
67.6% 64.0% 50.9% 64.7% 64.1% 54.3% 68.7% 63.9% 48.9%  
Mean 3.91 3.81 3.42 3.88 3.86 3.54 3.92 3.79 3.35  
Standard deviation 0.93 1.04 1.10 0.84 0.99 1.01 0.96 1.05 1.14  
Significance - *** - - ***  
Effect size - 0.10 0.45 - 0.02 0.34 - 0.12 0.50  
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:

I have felt discriminated against at this institution because of my race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion
Strongly agree / Agree
11.7% 13.2% 15.9% 19.4% 16.7% 14.5% 9.1% 12.1% 16.7%  
Mean 1.60 1.65 1.70 1.81 1.69 1.63 1.54 1.64 1.74  
Standard deviation 0.81 0.80 0.81 1.05 0.87 0.80 0.72 0.77 0.81  
Significance - - - *  
Effect size - -0.06 -0.12 - 0.14 0.23 - -0.13 -0.25  
There is a lot of racial tension on this campus
Strongly agree / Agree
13.2% 15.0% 32.7% 25.9% 15.7% 28.2% 9.1% 14.9% 35.4%  
Mean 1.72 1.77 2.17 1.84 1.70 2.07 1.68 1.79 2.23  
Standard deviation 0.77 0.78 0.85 0.97 0.84 0.84 0.70 0.76 0.85  
Significance - *** - - ***  
Effect size - -0.06 -0.53 - 0.17 -0.27 - -0.14 -0.65  
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:

In class, I have heard faculty express stereotypes based on race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion
Strongly agree / Agree
33.4% 29.6% 33.4% 41.9% 29.6% 30.0% 30.6% 29.6% 35.4%  
Mean 2.11 2.03 2.15 2.19 2.00 2.06 2.08 2.04 2.20  
Standard deviation 0.98 0.93 0.87 1.08 0.95 0.87 0.95 0.92 0.87  
Significance - - -  
Effect size - 0.09 -0.05 - 0.20 0.15 - 0.04 -0.14  
Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age.

Ability to see the world from someone else's perspective
Highest 10% / Above average
80.4% 83.4% 83.9% 80.0% 82.7% 82.3% 80.6% 83.6% 84.8% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 4.14 4.21 4.15 4.29 4.24 4.15 4.10 4.20 4.15
Standard deviation 0.80 0.77 0.71 0.79 0.81 0.76 0.80 0.75 0.68
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.09 -0.01 - 0.06 0.18 - -0.13 -0.07
Tolerance of others with different beliefs
Highest 10% / Above average
77.1% 83.5% 81.8% 77.2% 81.6% 80.7% 77.1% 84.1% 82.6% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 4.10 4.22 4.14 4.06 4.23 4.14 4.11 4.22 4.13
Standard deviation 0.84 0.79 0.75 0.87 0.86 0.79 0.83 0.76 0.72
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.15 -0.05 - -0.20 -0.10 - -0.14 -0.03
Openness to having my own views challenged
Highest 10% / Above average
62.7% 66.3% 67.0% 62.9% 76.4% 72.3% 62.7% 63.1% 64.1% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 3.80 3.88 3.87 3.83 4.08 3.98 3.79 3.82 3.80
Standard deviation 0.89 0.87 0.81 0.98 0.84 0.82 0.87 0.87 0.79
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.09 -0.09 - -0.30 -0.18 - -0.03 -0.01
Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age.

Ability to discuss and negotiate controversial issues
Highest 10% / Above average
68.0% 70.1% 71.0% 65.7% 76.3% 77.5% 68.6% 68.2% 67.3% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 3.85 3.94 3.94 3.91 4.16 4.10 3.83 3.87 3.85
Standard deviation 0.99 0.94 0.85 0.98 0.90 0.84 1.00 0.94 0.85
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.10 -0.11 - -0.28 -0.23 - -0.04 -0.02
Ability to work cooperatively with diverse people
Highest 10% / Above average
88.2% 90.4% 87.6% 85.7% 88.2% 85.8% 88.9% 91.0% 88.5% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 4.37 4.42 4.31 4.29 4.39 4.29 4.39 4.43 4.32
Standard deviation 0.79 0.71 0.71 0.86 0.78 0.74 0.77 0.69 0.68
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.07 0.08 - -0.13 0.00 - -0.06 0.10
To what extent have you experienced the following with students from a racial/ethnic group other than your own?

Dined or shared a meal
Very often / Often
54.2% 57.2% 61.4% 53.6% 54.3% 62.5% 54.5% 58.3% 60.7% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.50 3.58 3.77 3.57 3.60 3.79 3.48 3.58 3.76
Standard deviation 1.25 1.30 1.14 1.00 1.28 1.12 1.32 1.31 1.16
Significance - * - - *
Effect size - -0.06 -0.24 - -0.02 -0.20 - -0.08 -0.24
Had meaningful and honest discussions about race/ethnic relations outside of class
Very often / Often
42.2% 48.0% 46.7% 46.4% 47.0% 45.7% 40.9% 48.3% 47.3% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.18 3.33 3.40 3.21 3.24 3.37 3.17 3.36 3.41
Standard deviation 1.31 1.31 1.18 1.23 1.38 1.16 1.34 1.28 1.19
Significance - * - -
Effect size - -0.11 -0.19 - -0.02 -0.14 - -0.15 -0.20
To what extent have you experienced the following with students from a racial/ethnic group other than your own?

Had guarded, cautious interactions
Very often / Often
15.3% 13.2% 16.9% 10.7% 9.3% 18.3% 16.6% 14.4% 16.0% Negative
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 2.35 2.19 2.47 2.61 2.11 2.52 2.27 2.22 2.44
Standard deviation 1.13 1.11 1.13 0.99 1.06 1.13 1.16 1.12 1.13
Significance - - * -
Effect size - 0.14 -0.11 - 0.47 0.08 - 0.04 -0.15
Shared personal feelings and problems
Very often / Often
43.2% 50.8% 51.4% 35.7% 47.1% 46.1% 45.6% 52.0% 54.4% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.25 3.43 3.49 3.25 3.28 3.36 3.26 3.48 3.56
Standard deviation 1.24 1.24 1.16 1.21 1.37 1.15 1.26 1.20 1.16
Significance - * - - *
Effect size - -0.15 -0.21 - -0.02 -0.10 - -0.18 -0.26
Had tense, somewhat hostile interactions
Very often / Often
5.9% 5.6% 8.2% 7.1% 5.3% 9.9% 5.5% 5.7% 7.2% Negative
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 1.85 1.67 1.87 2.14 1.71 1.99 1.76 1.65 1.80
Standard deviation 1.01 0.96 1.05 0.97 0.93 1.09 1.01 0.98 1.03
Significance - - * -
Effect size - 0.19 -0.02 - 0.46 0.14 - 0.11 -0.04
Had intellectual discussions outside of class
Very often / Often
47.9% 52.4% 55.6% 53.6% 54.4% 55.8% 46.1% 51.8% 55.5% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.35 3.48 3.59 3.61 3.54 3.60 3.27 3.46 3.59
Standard deviation 1.31 1.24 1.17 1.17 1.31 1.14 1.35 1.22 1.18
Significance - * - - *
Effect size - -0.10 -0.21 - 0.05 0.01 - -0.16 -0.27
Felt insulted or threatened because of your race/ethnicity
Very often / Often
6.9% 7.1% 7.4% 7.4% 8.3% 8.7% 6.8% 6.7% 6.7% Negative
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 1.69 1.65 1.68 1.85 1.72 1.75 1.64 1.63 1.64
Standard deviation 1.04 0.99 1.04 1.03 1.02 1.09 1.05 0.98 1.01
Significance - - -
Effect size - 0.04 0.01 - 0.13 0.09 - 0.01 0.00
To what extent have you experienced the following with students from a racial/ethnic group other than your own?

Studied or prepared for class
Very often / Often
50.8% 59.6% 59.0% 39.3% 56.7% 57.3% 54.5% 60.6% 60.0% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.46 3.71 3.70 3.25 3.60 3.64 3.52 3.74 3.73
Standard deviation 1.27 1.23 1.18 1.29 1.31 1.16 1.27 1.21 1.19
Significance - * * - -
Effect size - -0.20 -0.20 - -0.27 -0.34 - -0.18 -0.18
Socialized or partied
Very often / Often
41.5% 42.8% 56.5% 32.2% 43.3% 58.6% 44.5% 42.6% 55.3% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.27 3.26 3.62 3.25 3.22 3.68 3.28 3.27 3.59
Standard deviation 1.14 1.29 1.16 1.00 1.37 1.13 1.19 1.26 1.18
Significance - ** - * - *
Effect size - 0.01 -0.30 - 0.02 -0.38 - 0.01 -0.26
Indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following:

Improving my understanding of other countries and cultures
Essential / Very important
60.8% 68.7% 71.1% 67.9% 62.6% 65.2% 58.7% 70.7% 74.6%  
Mean 2.79 2.98 2.99 2.93 2.86 2.86 2.75 3.01 3.06  
Standard deviation 0.90 0.92 0.86 0.77 0.95 0.88 0.93 0.91 0.84  
Significance - * * - - * ***  
Effect size - -0.21 -0.23 - 0.07 0.08 - -0.29 -0.37